Catechetical Sunday


Each year, the Catholic Church in the United States designates the third Sunday in September as “Catechetical Sunday”—a day on which to celebrate and pray for the Church’s mission to teach the Gospel to all people.

This year’s theme is “Lord, when did we see you hungry?” (Matthew 25:37)

As a catechist, you are responding to a call to share the gift of faith with others, even as you deepen your own faith. This call may have reached you through your pastor, the director of your parish’s religious education program, or through your role as a Catholic school teacher. But know that this calling ultimately comes from God, whose Holy Spirit inspires and guides you.

Take a few moments to pray in thanksgiving and ask for the grace to serve in your vocation as a catechist with a special 3-Minute Retreat for Catechists.

Retiro de 3 minutos para catequistas

Resources for Catechists and Catholic School Teachers

Catechetical Sunday Prayer Card

Tarjeta de oración: Domingo Catequético

A Prayer for Catechists

Join the Catholic Faith Formation group on Facebook.

Planning and Activities

Back to School Resources

Authors Share Their Catechetical Influences

Articles and Prayers

Understanding Discipleship: A Webinar with Fr. Brice Higginbotham

The Way of Discipleship by James P. Campbell, D.Min.

Discipleship Invites Us to Experience Intimacy with God by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.

Included in Discipleship: Strategies for Working with Children Who Are Developmentally Challenged

An Enabled Discipleship: Strategies for Working with Children with Motor Impairments or Orthopedic Disabilities

Discipleship Training: Strategies for Working with Children with Behavior Disorders

3-Minute Retreat: Sharing the Faith

3 minutos de retiro: Compartiendo la fe

3-Minute Retreat: To Love and To Serve

3 minutos de retiro: Amar y server

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Start with Jesus by Julianne Stanz
The Joy of Discipleship by Pope Francis
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